Welcome - Bethel is an Open and Affirming Congregation (ONA)
A Message from Pastor Karen Aitkens
Welcome to Bethel! I think you’ll find meaningful worship, underscored by God’s Word, and a warm welcome from our Bethel family. Our church service is designed to appeal to those seeking a personal and relevant worship experience along with the joy of being a part of a caring faith community. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Rev. Karen J. Aitkens, Pastor
Bethel United Church of Christ
- Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
- Nursery Care is provided.
- Sunday School is at 9:00 a.m. for 3 years of age through adult.
- Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All are invited to the table.
4900 N.E. Parvin Road
Kansas City, MO 64117
Pastor: Rev Karen Aitkens 816-719-2274
General E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Karen's E-mail address: email@example.com
No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
The Bethel UCC Welcoming Statement
Bethel United Church of Christ recognizes that God’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” contains no exceptions. This fact was often displayed during Jesus’ ministry by his association with people from a variety of backgrounds, faith traditions and social classes. Following Christ’s example, we commit to model actions and expressions of openness and understanding; offering justice, healing, and wholeness of life for all people.
No matter who – no matter what – no matter where we are on life’s journey – notwithstanding gender, race, age, physical or mental capabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, economic status, education, marital status, faith background, nationality, or life experiences – we all belong to God and to one worldwide community of faith. The members of Bethel United Church of Christ joyfully and unequivocally welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation.
Come experience our extravagant welcome and help us build a brighter future for all through the healing and unconditional nature of God’s love.
God is Still Speaking
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